We were wrapping up today's work on the Gravesend Inn when the storm hit. I got a tornado warning text for King's county (Brooklyn) and ran out to see what was up. All I had with my was my phone camera with which I got this. Our building is being renovated and we have no windows at all right now, so this is the best I could get. When the rain arrived I ran back to our shop door and caught this. We did see some 3/4" hail (which I reported on spotter network) but my phone camera was all wet and I couldn't get the touch screen set right to take a photo.
Before I left home, I had set up my Nikon D90 my AEO Lightning Strike II in case there was any good lightning. The unit freaked out and shot over 1000 frames, and while I didn't get a single decent lightning bolt, I did get this lumpy time lapse:
My rooftop weather station recorded a 39MPH wind gust at 5:34pm.
It's official, 1 EF-0 tornado in Brooklyn, and 1 EF-1 in Queens!